Dear Media People,
Stop talking about how we are such a divided nation and start talking about what we are divided about! After a year and a half of content-free reporting, it’s time to really take a look at the issues. Issues… remember those?
If you want to talk about the division itself, then get it right. For decades liberals have sat around and watched the people around us be brainwashed by big money. We’ve watched as they have been taught that government is too big, and that government programs are shameful, and that this thing they call a “Free Market” exists and will solve all their problems. We have sat around trying to be nice as the word “Liberal” became a nasty word, used in everyday conversations around us. We sat, nicely, and watched a black president be obstructed and disrespected for his blackness, and then watched as a woman candidate was subjected to the worst pack of lies and invented scandal to ever hit the newswaves. We let it go too long and we’re pissed.
But forget all that.
The big issue is the issues! We are talking about the future of the planet and the future of our children here. Global warming is the biggest threat that we have ever faced as a nation… and we’re ignoring it! Our world is so polluted that approximately one in every three people will get cancer and cancer rates amongst young people are skyrocketing. We live in a world where big oil has instigated huge wars with millions dying. Our history of constant war has to stop. Nuclear weapons need to be reduced (preferably eliminated). Russia is run by a new Stalin and is forming a club with the other one in Syria. Big business has proven that it has no interest in worker’s health and rights… and any effort to keep the monster down can’t even get started. And now Republicans have elected the biggest idiot ever to run the nation and he’s appointing a cabinet of evil unrivaled in our history.
These are the issues. It really matters what we are divided about. Let’s talk about that.